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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Window View Mother's Day Card

Please click here to enter Cuttin' & Stampin' Ch 14-10 St. Patrick's Day. Please click here to see my St. Patrick's Day Tag.

Please click here to enter One Stitch At A Time Ch203 For a Boy.

Created this Mother's Day Card with lots of detail & dimension for the Window scene. Used a Cottage Cutz die for the Window, window curtain, flower pot, flowers & leaves. I should have photographed the carefully measured small pieces of scrap paper that I placed on the Cottage Cutz die. I discovered that placing the Kraft cardstock, used for the window, over the small pieces helps from losing the small pieces as I take them out of the Sizzix BIGkick. Stamped Paper Smooches Summer Groves clouds, bird & flowers. I thought the stamping of the clouds & flowers added dimension. Used paper piercing technique with a ruler & a Stampin' Up piercing tool for the Sun's Rays and placed gold glitter cardstock behind the white cardstock to shine thru. Added some inking.

Supplies List 

die: Die-Namics Cloud Trio
ink:  Memento - Bahama Blue, Cottage Ivy, VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Sizzix BIGkick
paper: Recollections Purple Wag scrapbook, 
   cardstock - Kraft, gold glitter, green, orange, purple, white, yellow
stamp: Hero Arts CL498 sentiment 'Happy Mother's Day', 
   Paper Smooches Summer Groves  - bird, cloud, flower
Stampin' Up: embossing - Cloudy Days emb folder
   paper piercing - paper piercing tool, 
   punch - 1 3/4 circle
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - tumbled glass, walnut stain

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/15 Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Ch UE 3/9
  Challenge - Inspirational Photo


3/17 Cuttlebug Mania For Mum 3E(#3) 3/4

3/18 Simon Says Stamp Wed Mother's Day or Special Gift 5E(#3) 3/12

3/19 Paper Smooches Guest Designer UE 3/6 
3/20 MFP Tutoiral Ch92 Diff ways to Paper Pierce 5E(#2) 3/14 

3/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Pattern Paper Mar Ch UE 3/1 

 4/16 Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search - May UE 4/3


  1. Cute window card - liking that bird and flowers - great cloud background too!

  2. What beautiful scene! I love the fun window, the awesome clouds and adorable little birdie! Fun card!
    Sherrie K

  3. I love your little window scene

    Thanks for playing along again at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  4. Looks like more work than I would do Lovely card...........Lis MFP

  5. I love the opening window. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with more of your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. Gorgeous card Melissa, I love the scene you've created.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx